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Ryan Benesch

#17 F Halifax
Age: 35
Height: 5' 8"
Hometown: Elmira, Ontario
Shoots: Left
Birthdate: January 30, 1985
Weight: 195 lbs.
Draft: 2006 Round 1, #1
club Team: Kitchener (OLA)
Bio

Completed his 14th season in the NLL and second season with the franchise… In 2020 he played in 12 games, scoring 18 goals and collecting 33 assists…Second on the team in points with 51…Seventh in the NLL in goals with 451… On 4/20, he bec...

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Year Team GP G A PTS PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG AVG TOF LB TO CTO S SOG SPCT FO FO%
2019-20
Halifax Thunderbirds
12 18 33 51 5 8 9 0 1 2 21:53 76 35 0 131 80 .137 0-0 .000
2018-19
Rochester Knighthawks
8 18 15 33 0 3 4 0 2 0 42 23 0 95 67 .189 0-0 .000
2018-19
Colorado Mammoth
10 17 30 47 2 4 14 0 0 0 55 31 1 125 89 .136 0-0 .000
2017-18
Colorado Mammoth
18 36 57 93 6 15 22 2 0 1 96 45 7 231 150 .156 0-0 .000
2016-17
Buffalo Bandits
14 33 35 68 7 9 12 1 1 0 62 32 3 157 118 .210 0-0 .000
2015-16
Buffalo Bandits
17 39 53 92 17 8 16 2 1 1 101 47 5 196 138 .199 0-0 .000
2014-15
Buffalo Bandits
18 55 58 113 6 4 11 4 2 4 99 38 7 240 185 .229 0-0 .000
2013-14
Buffalo Bandits
18 25 53 78 10 7 13 3 3 1 88 66 9 182 124 .137 0-0 .000
2012-13
Minnesota Swarm
16 34 50 84 14 10 13 2 2 1 59 43 4 192 136 .177 0-0 .000
2011-12
Minnesota Swarm
13 33 39 72 18 11 17 3 2 3 38 36 4 156 123 .212 0-0 .000
2010-11
Minnesota Swarm
16 46 49 95 4 4 14 2 1 2 79 42 15 199 137 .231 0-0 .000
2009-10
Minnesota Swarm
15 28 55 83 2 5 17 1 2 1 85 157 125 .178 0-0 .000
2008-09
Edmonton Rush
14 17 27 44 2 4 7 1 0 0 71 109 85 .156 0-0 .000
2007-08
Toronto Rock
14 19 31 50 38 3 13 0 0 1 71 132 95 .144 0-0 .000
2006-07
Toronto Rock
15 33 25 58 6 10 13 0 1 2 64 146 112 .226 0-0 .000
Total 218 451 610 1061 137 105 195 21 18 19 21:53 1086 438 55 2448 1764 .184 0-0 .000
Year Team GP G A PTS PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG AVG TOF LB TO CTO S SOG SPCT FO FO %
2017-18
Colorado Mammoth
1 2 3 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 1 0 15 8 .133 0-0 .000
2015-16
Buffalo Bandits
4 10 12 22 4 4 2 0 0 1 32 8 0 54 43 .185 0-0 .000
2014-15
Buffalo Bandits
1 2 4 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 9 3 1 15 11 .133 0-0 .000
2013-14
Buffalo Bandits
3 8 9 17 0 2 2 0 0 0 11 3 0 43 27 .186 0-0 .000
2012-13
Minnesota Swarm
2 7 9 16 0 2 4 0 0 0 9 4 1 32 18 .219 0-0 .000
2011-12
Minnesota Swarm
2 4 5 9 2 3 3 0 0 0 9 6 0 23 15 .174 0-0 .000
2010-11
Minnesota Swarm
1 0 3 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 6 3 2 15 11 .000 0-0 .000
2009-10
Minnesota Swarm
1 1 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 9 9 .111 0-0 .000
2006-07
Toronto Rock
1 3 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 8 20 16 .150 0-0 .000
Total 16 37 48 85 13 14 14 0 0 1 0:00 96 28 4 226 158 .164 0-0 .000
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Full Bio

Completed his 14th season in the NLL and second season with the franchise… In 2020 he played in 12 games, scoring 18 goals and collecting 33 assists…Second on the team in points with 51…Seventh in the NLL in goals with 451… On 4/20, he became only the 10th player in NLL history to reach 1,000 points… Played in his 200th game as a pro on 3/16/19… The forward is one of the most prolific scorers in the history of the game, ranking 10th all-time in assists (577) and points (1,010) and 11th in goals (433)… He is two-time First Team All-Pro (2011 and 2015)… In 2007,0 he earned NLL Rookie of the Year honors… In his 198 career games, he has netted 17 game-winners… At the time of the trade, he was leading the Colorado Mammoth in assists (30) and points (47)… In 2018 John Grant, Jr. Award recipient as the Mammoth’s Offensive Player of the Year… In 2018, he led the Mammoth in goals (36), assists (57) and points (93) and was fifth in the NLL in points… Achieved his 500th regular-season career assist on 2/28/18… Acquired via trade by Colorado from Buffalo in August 2017… Third-highest shooting percentage (.210) among NLL players who had at least 100 shots in 2017… Achieved his 900th career point on 3/20/17… In 2016, he was second in regular-season points (92) and postseason points (22) for Buffalo…First in postseason power-play goals (4) for Buffalo… In 2015, he led the NLL and the Bandits with a career-high of 55 goals… Led the Bandits with a career-high of 113 points; the third-most points in the NLL…Set a career-high of 58 assists… Acquired via trade by Buffalo from Minnesota in 2013… In 2014, he led the Bandits in points (78)… Won a gold medal representing Canada at the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship… Won Rookie of the Year while playing in the NLL (2007), MSL (2007), and the OLA (2002)… In 2013, he led the Minnesota Swarm in goals (34)… In 2012, he led the Swarm in goals (33)… In 2011, he led the NLL and the Swarm in points (95) and led the Swarm in goals (46) and assists (49)… In 2010, he was third in points (83) for the Swarm with the third- most goals (28) and second-most assists (55) in 15 games played… In 2009, he was fourth in points (44), goals (17) and assists (27) for the Edmonton Rush in 14 games played… Acquired via trade by Minnesota from Edmonton in 2009… Acquired via trade by Edmonton from San Jose in 2009… In 2008, he was tied for third in points for the Toronto Rock (50), posting the fourth-most goals (19) and the third-most assists in 14 games played (31)… In 2007, he led the Rock in postseason goals (3) and scored the second-most goals in the regular-season (33)… Named to 2007 NLL All-Rookie team… Selected first overall by San Jose in the 2006 NLL Entry Draft; was traded to Toronto.

Awards & Achievements
All-League First Team (2x) 2011, 2015
Rookie of the Year 2007
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